Kalid Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times. Did it take that long to break him? Was he waterboarded once a day, every day for six months?

If it took six months to break him using torture, the information from his interrogations was worthless by the time it was obtained and verified.

Our government had an obligation to verify any information from a ‘enemy combatant’ before taking any permanent action. Permanent action would be killing other people, including collateral damages like schools and churches. Everyone knows that our cowardly enemies always hide among innocent civilians.

Details are missing from public view. The public should be allowed to view timelines. When did our interrogation methods provide results?

A redacted CIA memo dated July 13, 2004 says Kalid Sheikh Mohammed “uncharacteristic for most detainees, [Mohammed] almost immediately following his capture, elaborated on his plan to [attack Heathrow airport].”

Kalid Sheikh Mohammed, hailed as a great source of information, was captured or arrested on March 1, 2003. It’s hard to tell if by then any information from him would have helped us justify an invasion of Iraq. Iraq was invaded because Bush had proof of Saddam being connected with Osama bin Laden.

It’s been over six years since the capture and torture of this ringleader, yet the others remain loose and free.

Why didn’t 183 waterboardings give us hard information to stop bin Laden or at least capture him?